The mere thought of Zanzibar 'the Spice Island' conjures up exotic people, flavours, scents and stunning beaches. Zanzibar is that and more, and is the ideal destination to add on from your safari in East Africa. Our suggestion is to arrive and transfer straight out to your chosen beach resort, giving you the time there to do exactly as you wish whether that be lots of activity: scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and sailing, or to do absolutely nothing! The markets and Old Stone Town are definitely worth a visit as well during your stay. Flights to and from Dar es Salaam are several times a day and very inexpensive.
Day 1: Zanzibar Transfer to your chosen beach hotel. Activities and inclusions as per each property.
Days 2 & 3: Zanzibar At leisure. During your stay you will enjoy a half day tour of old Stone Town. On this half day tour, you will wander the streets of the old Stone Town with your guide. There's no better way to discover a culture than through its food. Experience the custom of drinking coffee, or kahawa as it is called; the main dishes of Zanzibar and then visit the local bread makers.
The custom of drinking coffee, or kahawa, in Zanzibar is an age-old ritual with which most Zanzibaris begin their day. Start the morning by hopping on the kahawa trail to discover the best coffee that Zanzibar has to offer. Traditionally served from conical steel pots into tiny, intricate porcelain cups, the flavour of Zanzibar kahawa reflects the islands spicy reputation: dark roasted coffee beans, fresh ground cinnamon and cardamom blended by scalding hot water and served in small, powerful shots. The perfect accompaniment to coffee is halwa, a sweet, sticky confection that is traditionally served up at weddings and special occasions. Watch as the local men combine the mix of sugar, oil, butter, and cashew and pistachio nuts, and spread it out in huge sheets for setting. Discover the unique and very popular dish 'Rojo', a soup mixed with kachori and potatoes, and sprinkled with cassava. Visit local bread makers and try the many different types on offer. Wash it all down with an ice cold freshly squeezed sugar cane juice, or the refreshing taste of the traditional coconut, madafu.
The tour ends at Darajani market, with a local fruit tasting of everything that is in season.
Day 4: Zanzibar Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport for onward flights.
• 3 nights' at your selected accommodation • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing as per itinerary • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners at Breezes Beach Club and The Residence • All meals & beverages at Baraza including in-house alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, mineral water, beer, in-house wines, cocktails. • Afternoon tea at Baraza • All meals & in-house beverages at Mnemba Island, two PADI dives per day (for certified divers), snorkelling, kayaking, fishing, dhow cruise and paddle boarding, laundry
Pricing (per person) $AUD
Booking conditions Please note there are a number of specials and seasonal pricing at resorts. Please contact us for the best offers available at the time of travel. The above 'from' prices are based on low season validity (April & May)
Please note there are a number of specials and seasonal pricing at resorts. Please contact us for the best offers available at the time of travel.
The above 'from' prices are based on low season validity (April & May)